It is not a stupid question.
I bet on him because of the law of averages. Even bad (or lazy) players are going to win every once in a while. It is not an emotional issue for me like it is for you. I was just lucky that he gave a crap the game I bet on him. Back in the days of the strike, I bet on players like Garby and Distasi. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not.
People like Jai-Alai fan are on an emotional quest. Like I sad, I call it like I see it. I am not interested in what Iru thinks of the fans. His effort speaks to that.
You never said that all pros give their all, but you sure came down on me for pointing out the faults in two of Dania's most embrassing examples of effort. I presented stats. Others presented calls to emotion.